Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Friday, October 30, 2015

RISE & FALL (photomorph) & NOTHING CAN LAST (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


looking much like
a young adult version of myself,
she packs up her things
it's clear on even a casual view
she's in more than emotional pain

she lifts her pale
hands to either side of her throat,
again and again,
as if the warmth of touch will ease
the swellings starting to show there

I want very much
to offer her the hands on healing
technique of Reiki*
but sense almost telepathically that
she's bent on taking care of herself

then as if in a space warp, she invites my touch,
and I see, over and over, her quick healing

for each time the black hole of time spits up
an image of her out of pain, it snaps her back down

and I must reach out to lay my hands softly
on her smooth young neck yet one more time

a small price to pay to see her at ease for once (and twice,
and three times ...) given that nothing can last forever

[tanka series capped by two-liner series on a dream of 10-29-15. *Reiki This link is quite positive about Reiki, many others are not. I've been both a recipient and practitioner of it in the past and have found it comforting. Though think that may be about all it has to offer: the comfort of gentle human touch. Photomorph "Rise & Fall" (10-27-15 011v4) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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